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Kenan Adams-Kinard pleads guilty to killing Delbert 'Shorty' Belton

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Murder suspect Kenan Adams-Kinard is scheduled to enter a change of plea Wednesday in a Spokane courtroom. Murder suspect Kenan Adams-Kinard is scheduled to enter a change of plea Wednesday in a Spokane courtroom.
Demetrius Glenn (left) and Kenan Adams-Kinard (right) seen in evidence photos shortly after being arrested Demetrius Glenn (left) and Kenan Adams-Kinard (right) seen in evidence photos shortly after being arrested
Delbert Belton was found badly beaten in his car in north Spokane in August 2013. He later died. Delbert Belton was found badly beaten in his car in north Spokane in August 2013. He later died.
Now 17-years-old, Kenan Adams-Kinard changed his plea to guilty on Wednesday. Now 17-years-old, Kenan Adams-Kinard changed his plea to guilty on Wednesday.
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Kinard is one of the two teenagers accused of beating 88-year-old World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton to death in August 2013.

Last week, prosecutors met with members of the Kinard family to discuss the plea deal, which calls for Kinard to serve 20-27 years. The minimum sentence for pleading to the charge of murder is 20 years. If Kinard receives the minimum sentence, he would be 37-years-old when released. 

The courtroom was packed with member from both the Kinard and Belton family, along with seven armed corrections deputies scattered throughout the room. Following the hearing, members from both families were involved in a brief argument before being asked to leave by deputies. 

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